About Amigo Mobility International

Since 1968, Improving Lives Through Mobility® has remained our number one priority.

Our family-owned business has grown to include three product lines – Healthcare, Grocery/Retail and Industrial – each serving various markets while meeting different mobility needs. Amigo is dedicated to manufacturing high quality products, and is proud to be a Michigan-based small business. Amigo, not only in leadership but company-wide, is a family that cares about customers, employees and the local community.

 

Timeline of Amigo

Amigo product wheel history timeline

1968 Allan R. Thieme invents and sells the first Amigo mobility scooter, a small yellow front drive model 
1970 First Amigo Shopper (motorized shopping cart) is sold to Meijer Thrifty Acres store in Michigan
1977 Social Security law is changed to include POVs
1981 Al Thieme received the United States Small Business Person of the Year award
1981 10,000th Amigo is built
1982 Amigo Mobility is first recognized on the Inc. 500 list, no. 212
1987 Rear wheel drive introduction expands mobility to outdoor terrain
1992 Amigo receives the Michigan New Product Award
1999 Introduction of the TravelMate; world’s first folding power operated vehicle/mobility scooter
2008 Green Business Certified; Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as a woman-owned business by Beth Thieme
2009 Beth Thieme was named a Top Woman in Grocery
2009 Amigo Mobility received the Best of the Best Michigan Business in Manufacturing award 
2009 Amigo Mobility named to the Inc. 5000 list, no. 2,717

2010

Amigo Mobility named to the Inc. 5000 for the second year in a row, no. 3,450

2012

Al & Beth Thieme received the Michigan Manufacturer of the Year award from the Michigan Manufacturer's Association

2014

Amigo Mobility received the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award

2018 50 Years of Amigo Mobility

 

It's not just a scooter, it's an AMIGO. 

News Flash

Supporting Families in Many Helpful Ways

Supporting Families in Many Helpful Ways

Friendly Wheels, Issue 123

August 2018

 

Amigo owners often share inspiring stories. From overcoming a mobility challenge to figuring out innovative ways to go to new places to helping people in their communities, the experiences they share never cease to amaze us.

In this edition of Friendly Wheels, we get to meet Shannon DeWall, JD, an attorney, wife, mother and community volunteer in metro Detroit. Learn more about her story below.

A Family's Story of Reclaiming Hope

A Family's Story of Reclaiming Hope

Friendly Wheels, Issue 122

July 2018

In a time of crisis, it may be reassuring to know that there is another family that's experienced a similar situation: the Shepherds. James Shepherd and his mother founded the Shepherd Center, a not-for-profit hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia specializing spinal cord injury rehabilitation, in 1975 in response to an accident James endured as a young man. Learn more about his family's inspiring story.

This Amigo Owner Adds a Little Magic

This Amigo Owner Adds a Little Magic

Friendly Wheels, Issue 121

June 2018

Carrie Rostollan, a longtime member of the Amigo family, recently visited our Bridgeport facility for the Amigo Mobility Center open house. She shared with us some of her upcoming summer plans and entertained us with her magic tricks! Discover more about Carrie's 'magical' adventures.

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